|Author: Peter Abrahams|
|Twenty years ago, Nell Jarreau witnessed the murder of her boyfriend. Her testimony put a man behind bars--and led her to her husband, Clay, the gentle detective who solved the case. They''ve been happy ever since, until one phone call changes everything.|
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Twenty years after her testimony results in a conviction and leads to her marriage to the case's detective, Nell Jarreau is shocked to learn that new evidence has exonerated the man she had helped send to prison, a situation that overwhelms her with guilt. Reprint.Twenty years after her testimony results in a conviction and leads to her marriage to the case's detective, Nell Jarreau is shocked and overwhelmed with guilt to learn that new evidence has exonerated the man she helped send to prison.
Twenty years ago Nell Jarreau identified Alvin "Pirate" DuPree as the murderer who killed her boyfriend right in front of her?and she later went on to marry the detective, now the police chief, who made the arrest. She and Clay raised a daughter and had a happy life?but now Pirate is free, leaving Nell haunted by doubt, guilt, fear . . . and troubling hints that a rot may be festering at her own family's core. For the sake of her sanity, her marriage, and the safety of those she loves, Nell must uncover the truth about a nightmare that will not end. But the search is leading her into twisting dark alleys she might never escape from . . . where a wild card ex-con waits in the shadows.